A Proven Biodiesel Process Technology Track Record

On BDI-BioEnergy International's 20-year anniversary, Biodiesel Magazine takes a look back at the company's beginnings, accomplishments and biodiesel production technology.
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Genscape's ability to verify RINs under RFS may be revoked

On Jan. 4, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of intent to revoke Genscape's ability to verify RINs as a third-party auditor under the RFS Quality Assurance Program. EPA is doing this to hold Genscape accountable for verifying millions of fraudulent RINs.
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Midwestern senators meet with Trump's pick to lead US EPA

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted a meeting with several Midwest senators and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Topics discussed included the rule of law.
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Far-reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry

The issuance of U.S. EPA's proposed REGS rule has spurred many questions about what the final rule will look like, and what it will mean for the biodiesel industry. The final definition of biointermediate feedstock will have a significant impact.
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EPA extends comment period on REGS, point of obligation proposals

The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment periods for its Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support proposed rule and its proposed denial to change the point of obligation under the RFS. The new deadlines are Feb. 16 and Feb. 22, respectively.
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Biodiesel Industry Continues Growth through Unified Efforts, Challenges Remain

The newly appointed CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Donnell Rehagen provides his perspective on what 2016 meant for the U.S. biodiesel sector, where 2017 may take it, and how the organization is helping accomplish the industry's goals.
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Maintaining Effective Patent Portfolios in the Biodiesel Industry

From the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Banner & Witcoff attorney Benjamin C. Spehlmann provides his legal perspective on the complex but important topic of patent protection in the area of biodiesel technology.
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100 percent waste-based renewable diesel hits market in Finland

Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in Finland's Helsinki region Jan. 9. Neste has also signed use contracts with two firms.
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Pilot-scale project to produce fuels from wastewater sludge

A consortium led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation has been selected by the U.S. DOE for award negotiations to begin Phase 1 design and planning for a pilot plant to produce hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility.
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German biodiesel exports increase slightly

German biodiesel exports in Jan.-Oct. 2016 slightly exceeded those of the same period in 2015. The significant drop in demand from the majority of European trading partners was offset by an increase in shipments to Poland and the Netherlands.
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Iowa's 2016 biodiesel production tops prior year by 23 percent

Iowa's 2016 biodiesel production reached a recording-breaking total of 297 million gallons, surpassing 2015's total 242 million gallons by 55 million gallons. This 23 percent increase is largely attributed to federal policy certainty.
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Statement from Iowa Renewable Energy on recent plant fire

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 24, a small fire began in a single piece of equipment at the Iowa Renewable Energy biodiesel facility in Washington, Iowa. Ron Lutovsky, the plant's CFO and COO, issued a statement on the accident.
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